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Methane Gas Recovery at Blount County Landfill

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The gas recovery and power generation system at the Maryville Alcoa Blount County Landfill was built by Energyne Power Systems.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

The gas recovery and power generation system at the Maryville Alcoa Blount County Landfill was built by Energyne Power Systems.

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  • The gas recovery and power generation system at the Maryville Alcoa Blount County Landfill was built by Energyne Power Systems.
  • Mike Fontinell takes a look at the Caterpillar engine which powers the electric generator.
  • Victoria Ludwig with the Environmental Protection Agency talks with State Sen. Doug Overbey at the ribbon cutting for the gas recovery and power generation system at the landfill.
  • Doing the honors at the ribbon cutting are Roy Painter, Ron White, J.R. Pugh, Jay Buchanan, William Brinker, David Leverton, Maryville Mayor Tom Taylor, Alcoa Mayor Don Mull, Victoria Ludwig, State Sen. Doug Overbey, J.C. Franklin, Mike Fontinell, State Rep. Bob Ramsey, Gerald Kirby and State Rep. Art Swann. Jay Buchanan has the distinction of having worked at the landfill for 35 years.
  • Alcoa Mayor Don Mull talks to those gathered for the ribbon cutting about the gas recovery system.
  • Kenny Wiggins, director of Public Works and Engineering for the City of Alcoa, told guests that the idea for the gas recovery project started three years ago.

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